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Simone A.Randolph

PartnerSimone.Randolph@ThompsonHine.com
Chicago

O 312.998.4282

Simone A.Randolph

Partner

Focus Areas

Some representative examples of Simone’s experience include:

Commercial Real Estate Finance

  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $94 million multiphase construction loan for a residential/commercial development project in Minnesota.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $80 million construction and acquisition loan financing for a tri-flag hotel/residential/commercial development project in Illinois.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $70 million construction and acquisition loan financing for a residential/commercial development project in Illinois.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $53 million construction and acquisition loan financing for a residential/commercial development project in California.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $45 million acquisition and construction loan financing for a student housing development project in Illinois.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $42 million acquisition and construction loan financing for a residential/commercial development project in Illinois.
  • Representing a borrower in $43 million construction loan for a multifamily development in Florida.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $27 million construction loan for a multifamily development in Utah.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $24 million pre-construction financing for a historical landmark retail development in Illinois.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $22 million pre-construction financing for an industrial site in Washington, D.C.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $19 million construction and acquisition leasehold financing for a commercial development project in Illinois.
  • Representing a lender in a $15 million acquisition and construction financing for a student housing development project in North Carolina.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a $13 million acquisition financing for a residential/commercial development project in California.
  • Representing a lender in a $12 million construction and acquisition financing for a residential/commercial development project in California.
  • Representing a lender in a $12 million acquisition and construction financing for a student housing development project in Arizona.
  • Representing a lead arranger/administrative agent in a syndicated $11 million acquisition and construction loan financing for a residential/commercial development project in Kansas.

Commercial Real Estate

  • Representing a NYSE/S&P 400 company in the management of a real estate portfolio of over 150 domestic and international properties (acquisitions, dispositions, lease administration, property and facilities management).
  • Representing a leading international food production company in the $35 million disposition of manufacturing plant and surrounding industrial real estate.
  • Representing a buyer in a $75 million acquisition of multifamily residential complex in Florida.
  • Representing one of the largest medical districts in the country in multiple leasing and ground leasing transactions.

Commercial Financing

  • Representing a lender in a $40 million revolving credit refinancing for business assets.
  • Representing a lender in a $30 million revolving credit refinancing for business assets.
  • Representing a lender in a $10 million revolving credit refinancing for business assets.
  • Representing a lender in a $5 million revolving credit refinancing for business assets.

Airport Concessions

  • Representing an international retail company in the negotiation of concession agreements and exclusive vendor and branding contracts.
  • Representing a food manufacturing company in connection with its certification applications and renewals across the country.
  • Managing certification portfolios for food concessions operators across the country.
  • Successfully representing a food and beverage concessions operator in its appeal of decertification.
  • Negotiating and structuring joint venture agreements and relationships for prime operators and DBE companies.
  • Preparing a request for proposal for a duty-free procurement opportunity at LAX.
  • Representing a specialty retail company in its successful disposition of assets to a private equity company.
  • “Illinois Appellate Court Upholds ‘Subject Matter Waiver’ of Attorney Client Privilege,” International Council of Shopping Centers, 2012
  • Received a 2022 and 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
  • “Notable Rising Stars in Law,” Crain’s Chicago Business, 2021
  • “Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting & Law,” Crain’s Chicago Business, 2020
  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer in Real Estate: Commercial and Finance, and Secured Transactions, Law Bulletin Media’s Leading Lawyers, 2019-2020
  • “Simone Randolph, Creating a Name Through Complex Deal Successes,” Leading Lawyers Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition, January 2020
  • Leading Lawyers, 2018 and 2019
  • LCLD Fellow, 2021
  • LCLD Pathfinder, 2016

Professional Activities

  • Women’s Bar Foundation, Board Member

Community Activities

  • Chicago Loop Alliance, Executive Board Member and Secretary

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Duke University, B.A.Sc., 2008,
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York